How To Update Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update has been present for some time now for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT N7100 device by OTA. Some of you might not be receiving automatic notifications of update on your devices so; you can also update your device manually. Before installing the update, create back up of all your precious data and store it somewhere safe and make sure you have enough battery at least 85 % to perform this process. Install the ideal USB drivers on your PC and the USB debugging mode should be enable from the next patch: settings and then developer options.


Update Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Step 1. Download and save the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update firmware.

Step 2. Now extract the downloaded firmware file on your computer.

Step 3. Download Odin3 v3.09 application and extract its data on your PC as well.

Step 4. Open the ODIN app on your PC as an administrator.

Step 5. Boot the Galaxy Note 2 into download mode. To do this, press and hold the volume down, home button and power button until warning prompt message appears.

Step 6. From ODIN app click AP button and select the tar.md5 file that have code in its name.

Step 7. After that make sure that the re-partition section is un-checked.

Step 8. Finally click START button and your installation will begin.

That’s it folks, You’ve now successfully updated the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update. Hopefully everything went up the right way. Do let us know and share your own views in the comment section below. Feel free to ask if you do have issues or need further support. For more Updates and Guides keep visiting. Have a good day 🙂

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  1. Didn’t work for me!
    Apparently not for android newbies (if anyone).

    None of the files in the instructions were explicitly in the file download. Apparently you can just open the .tar.md5 file that you download in step 1 for steps 6, 7 and 8 (Odin must know how to extract the needed files itself).
    There is no CSS in the Odin app as indicated in step 8. I presume it should have been CSC as Odin has a button labeled that way.
    I eventually figured out how to extract files from the .md5 file using 7-zip. Even after that I didn’t see most of the files referred to in steps 6-8.

    The show-stopper for me was step 9. It calls for selecting the file with a .pit extension. When you select the PIT button, the Odin app only allows you to select files with a .pit or .xml extension of which neither is available (even when extracted from the .md5 file). Since you can’t open a file in this case there is nothing you can do and no file opened for Odin to extract from (assuming it could).

    One other difference for me. Instructions for entering the download mode were also not compatible with my T-Mobile Samsung S2. For my phone you enter the download mode by 1) starting with phone powered off, 2) pressing and holding both volume up and volume down buttons and then pressing the power button. Keep both of the volume buttons pressed until you get the download message. Then press the volume up button to continue.

    Fortunately I did not brick my phone but I was very concerned. However, in the end I was not able to update my phone using these instructions.

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